I found different bits of fabric and toys to illustrate different parts of the creation story and describe the things God had made. I but them all in a cardboard book ( I think it was meant for decopatch - its similar to this affiliate link).
As I told the story I took different bits out
(this wasn't the actual word I used when telling the story with the children but I thought they made the photo pretty!)
Gradually the story built up in layers. I love the textured fabric I used for 'grass' and the sparkly material I used for stars.
Later on Little Big boy retold the story himself (and made the lion eat a banana - I'm not sure the lion wanted to eat fruit but hey he was having fun!)